Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children

Healing House exists to provide grief support and education for grieving children, their caregivers, and the Acadiana community. All children attending Healing House have experienced the death of either a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.

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Category: Human Services
Parish: Lafayette
Website: http://www.healing-house.org
We believe with all our hearts that no child should ever have to grieve alone. That's why we've created a safe place where grieving children find the support, comfort and understanding to help them along their emotional and challenging grief journey. To put it simply, we're here to help them heal.

Healing House is a non-profit agency helping children ages 4 - 17 who are anticipating or have experienced the death of a family member or other important person in their lives. We provide a welcoming and comfortable group atmosphere where children can express their thoughts and feelings - and they can do so in the company of other children who are going through the same difficult experiences. We believe that sharing their stories, feelings and memories can be a powerful way to help grieving children heal.
We offer support groups and programs facilitated by caring volunteers who are passionate about helping. Our support groups allow children to express their grief through interactive play, artwork and discussion groups with their peers. All of this takes place in the warm, safe and friendly atmosphere of our new home, Randon's Place at Healing House.
Healing House is focused on children, but we also have programs for young adults, caregivers and parents of grieving children. They will find a relaxing and friendly environment where they can share their feelings with others, spend quiet time in our Meditation Garden or read in our Resource Library.

All services at Healing House are provided free of charge under the direction of a mental health professional and facilitated by trained volunteers.